Shamsher left politics under govt pressure: Nazrul

New Age Online

Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Saturday said the party vice-chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury left politics in the face of government’s pressure.
‘Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury did not leave BNP. Cases were filed against him and he is ill. Besides, pressure was being mounted on him holding up his passport to obstruct his treatment in abroad,’ BNP standing committee member Nazrul said.
Shamsher Mobin is not a seasoned politician and so possibly he could not bear the pressure, and retired from politics, he said.
Nazrul was talking to journalists on the premises of grave of late president Ziaur Rahman, founder of BNP, at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital.
He along with leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum placed wreaths and offered fatiha at the graveside to mark its 24th founding anniversary.
About remarks of the ruling party leaders that BNP would be broken into pieces, Nazrul said it is their ‘nightmare’.
He suggested the ruling party to deal with their own house.
Earlier on Thursday, Shamsher Mobin told reporters that he did not quit politics under any pressure but only just on health ground.
Shamsher could not be available for comment after Nazrul’s remarks.
A bureaucrat-turned-politician, Shamsher Mobin had joined BNP in 2008 after his retirement from foreign service and was appointed as BNP chairperson’s advisory council member.
Later, he was elected as vice-chairman of BNP in the party’s last national council session in 2009.

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